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Old 09-23-2006, 08:51 AM
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In Memory still Bright: Johnny Sekka

Found on B5TV and confirmed in Variety: Johnny Sekka, Dr. Kyle in The Gathering, passed away on Sept. 14 due to lung cancer. He was 72 years old.

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Old 09-23-2006, 11:03 AM
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I posted the Variety link to the Mod as well, in case you haven't already.

Sad news. I always thought it a shame we never had another chance to see Dr. Kyle.

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Old 09-23-2006, 12:07 PM
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I would have enjoyed seeing that also. If the Lost Tales had started just after Crusade ended, perhaps we could have seen Dr. Kyle turning his job over to Steven Franklin.

I don't recall ever seeing Johnny Sekka in any other parts but he was definitely one of those actors to whom I could have listened for hours. Beautiful voice and diction.

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Old 09-23-2006, 04:34 PM
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Dear gods ... I wish I hadn't read this. Johnny was one of the best actors to grace the Babylon 5 soundstages, in my opinion. He was one of the best out there.

This is a horrible loss.

Johnny, may you rest in peace.
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Damnit, another one

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Jan:

Both our threads finally popped up on the mod. We posted about an hour apart.

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Old 09-23-2006, 09:52 PM
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Given my record with new threads, it was only about 50/50 that it'd show up at all in the next week so it's good that you started one, too, Joe. That guaranteed they'd both show up. I think it's a rule.

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I moderate three times a day, at least. If something isn't showing up, it hasn't reached the moderation queue, and there's some problem between thee and we. Today there was an usually long delay because I was out of the house, having a life, and so missed moderating in the middle of the day as I usually would.

But do note that in general, you can count on new threads showing up the same day, which I can guarantee has happened the lion's share of the time since I started moderating and taking some of the weight off of the other mods' shoulders...
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Old 09-24-2006, 02:46 AM
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Amy dear, that was in no way any comment about your moderating which has vastly improved the lag over there. It was a comment on how Usenet often swallows up posts for days or more at a time. Sorry, I thought that was clear enough in my post.

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Old 09-24-2006, 02:49 AM
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Back to topic, JMS has posted about Johnny Sekka:

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I'd heard word about this last weekend, from a B5 cast member to Doug
then to me, but wanted to wait for confirmation before putting it on
the net. Then, unfortunately, I got hit with the Martian Death Flu and
have been totally out of action all week...so I wasn't able to post
about this sooner.

It's a great loss, and he was a fine man. His health was always
problematic; even back during "The Gathering" there was concern about
his health and lungs. He was noticeably fragile, and would often run
out of steam in the middle of a scene, especially if there was any
action involved. This was ultimately the reason we couldn't in all
good conscience bring him back for the series, though we kept that to
ourselves in hopes that things would eventually improve and he might be
fit enough to one day return to B5 or work for other shows. But it
didn't happen, and B5 was the last thing he worked on that I know
about. Which is so unfortunate, because he was a vastly talented man
whose compassion was evident and sincere in his eyes, even when his
voice was sometimes so low that you could barely hear it on the track.

It's a genuine loss all around.

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Sad news, I can't say I knew much about his pre B5 background but from that article it was very impressive.

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Amy:

No criticism of the moderation was intended or even implied. Honest.

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Have you considered decaf? Just a thought.

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